Will Mary Lou McDonald bring an end to Civil War politics? — 1 Comment

  1. A Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael coalition has been the dream of the Irish left for decades and if Sinn Féin were to take the long view that arrangement would suit them very much. Neither FF nor FG have ever wanted to give the left the opening that their joining in government would provide so I wonder if they will do so this time. They are stuck in a bind – if they block the formation of a government and cause a quick election they will be blamed for depriving SF of its mandate for change; if they go into coalition together they facilitate SF next time. I wonder who will blink first. (I think that it would be wise for all candidates in the recent election to take down and store their posters safely because they might need them again fairly soon).

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